Saturday, January 31, 2009

Newspaper woes same as others

Paul Berton writes:

Some will no doubt be saying "thank goodness" or "good riddance" to the likes of journalists.

But some are saying they are more important than many institutions. You know, freedom of speech, the first amendment, the fourth estate, the only real government watchdog -- and all that.

Some are even proposing that rich people (like Bill Gates) set up a non-profit news gathering organization to be operated from an endowment.


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